Annual ‘Home Craft Days’ slated


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In conjunction with the annual Home Craft Days at Mountain Empire Community College, Pro-Art Association will present an evening of lively music, beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Goodloe Center. Tickets are free to all.

On tap are Bryan Bowers, Dale Jett & Hello Stranger, Foghorn Stringband, and Cajun Country Revival.

Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music scene as a singer-songwriter and one who has re-defined the autoharp. He is a member of the Autoharp Hall of Fame, standing with Maybelle Carter, Kilby Snow and Sara Carter.

Dale Jett, a native of Southwest Virginia and third-generation member of the legendary Carter Family, learned his first guitar chords from Elizabeth Cotton when he was a teenager. He later added his own style of autoharp playing to a repertoire which features his powerful, compelling, yet delicate and haunting voice.

Foghorn Stringband is an old-time band from Portland, Oregon, considered one of the finest of its kind on the West Coast.

Cajun Country Revival, musicians with American roots, plays traditional Cajun and country music. They are fronted by Joel Savoy, son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann Savoy. He is a Grammy winner and nine-time Grammy nominee.

Savoy is part of a growing group of young folks in Southwest Louisiana who are dedicated to honoring, preserving and living the legacy which is Cajun culture.

The program is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information or assistance for persons with special needs, visit www.pro-art-va.org or call 276-376-4520.

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